Animal Rights
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Among world civilizations, India is perhaps the most animal friendly. From the caves of Lascaux to the petroglyphs of North America, hunting animals has been among the first subjects for depiction by human artists. By contrast, the Indus Valley seals (c. 3500 BCE) show animals in a more benign contex…

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Christopher Key Chapple, “Animal Rights”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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